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ERIC Number: EJ1062135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Simple Analysis of Historical Lime Mortars
Pires, Joa~o
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n3 p521-523 Mar 2015
A laboratory experiment is described in which a simple characterization of a historical lime mortar is made by the determination of its approximate composition by a gravimetric method. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) are also used for the qualitative characterization of the lime mortar components. These types of experiments are particularly suitable to teach aspects of general chemistry and to present techniques such as FTIR or XRD at an introductory laboratory level to students who have their major in courses that are related to cultural heritage but also have science disciplines, such as chemistry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A